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Working with the Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park Convention Center, and the City of Overland Park, it was decided to not hold Naka-Kon 2020 the weekend of March 13-15, 2020.

Due to scheduling constraints, we have decided rather than postpone until later to instead cancel Naka-Kon 2020, and concentrate our efforts on developing Naka-Kon 2021. This decision is based on the information we have regarding logistics and availability of our facilities.

This decision was very difficult to make, but we feel is the best course of action for continuing our mission of providing a quality celebration of Japanese popular culture.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact

However, due to the extenuating circumstances presented by the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are waiving our refund policy. We are also providing the option of rolling 2020 Memberships over to the 2021 convention in lieu of a refund. Please complete this form to let us know what you wish to do. If no reply to the form is given by March 27, 2020, then purchased badges will be automatically deferred and valid for Naka-Kon 2021. Badge refunds will start processing shortly but please be aware that due to the number of refunds involved it will likely be a couple weeks before all refunds are processed.

We appreciate your support for Naka-Kon and we will see you in 2021!

Nosuke [Cancellation]

Convention Year:

GUEST CANCELLATION: Unfortunately, Nosuke is unable to attend Naka-Kon 2020.

Musician / Drummer / Percussionist
Born July 16, 1989
Genre: J-Pop, Rock, Funk, Hip-hop, R&B, Electro

Nosuke is currently the drummer of Shintaro Yamada’s band HighSidE and is also the drummer of Samurai Rock Orchestra. Nosuke is known to look very similar to Ryo Nishikido of Kanjnani Eight. Husband of singer misono, the two has appeared together on Fuji Television, Nippon Television, Asashi Television, and MX Television programs.

Career Highlights

  • Age 11 - Began learning the drums under tutelage of professional drummer Yasuhiko GantaIwata
  • Age 16 - Began providing drum support at live performances and recordings
  • 2005 - 2010 : Drummer for band LeMpicka? Released 2 albums.
  • 2012 - 2013 : Supporting drummer for band Megman’s live performance and recording
  • 2016: Began providing supporting drum for band HighsidE, artist Miho Maharan, and artist misono.
  • 2017: Married artist misono. Began performing as a pair under the name misoNosuke.
  • 2017: Provided supporting drums for the musical “Amazing Hakkenden”. The musical was performed in 21 cities.
  • 2018: Provided supporting drums for musical “Wizard of Oz”
  • 2018: Provided supporting drums for artist Kiyoharu
  • 2018: Participated in national tour with band HighSidE
  • 2018: Provided supporting drums for artists Nishiuchi Mariya, SOLIDEMO, ALL CITY STEPPERS
  • 2019: Provided supporting drums for theater production Samurai Rock Orchestra